City sculpture to be completed in Foshan High-tech Zone
2014.07.14

Foshan High-tech Zone invested nearly more than 80 million yuan in the construction of city sculptures along the roads within the zone.The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Recently, reporters learned from Foshan high-tech zone authorities that sculptures in the intersections between Nanguo Taoyuan Road and Hongling Road have already been completed; those sculptures along the Guangzhou-Sanshui highway are expected to start construction. 

It is introduced by Hou Yiqiang, station head of Shishan planning station of the national land planning bureau of Foshan High-tech zone, that in order to promote the environment in the high-tech zone, many more groups of urban sculptures will be built atthe road nodes in the zone; the designing unit will take into account the planning attribute and respective characteristics of each road, and the total investment reaches nearly 80 million yuan. The designing unit in charge is Ober Design, namely, the French Ober Architecture and Urban Planning and Design Company and its representative office in China’sShenzhen along withShenzhen Ober Engineering Design Consulting co., LTD. The designing unit thinks in Foshan,the eighth most competitivecities(including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), the recent road reconstruction goals and the ascension of the road landscape reform must be of great courage, great scale, great action and effect.

The designing idea in the core area is "dynamic Shishan, colorful roads", in which Hongling road design is featured with orange color, a modern dynamic definition; in Taoyuan road stand several institutions of higher learning, and it is a humanity avenuefull of warmth and hope.So Lingnan red is the best choice; The Information Avenue is rich in both the drainage system and natural resources, so blue seems an exceptional color, highlighting its two big characteristics: technology and art; as Bo Ai road is adjacent to the international golf tournament competition field, its ground color is white dotted with orange, demonstrating its unique elegant and energetic personality.

In addition, in Guidan road, the characteristic corridor,the design mainly reflects the character of its "culture + industry", characterized by the growth of trees. The design method is evolution + abstract + modern technology: in Taoyuan interchange the sculpture reflects growing trees (tree culture + industry); in Guidan interchange the sculpture reflects the theme of flowers (tree culture + industry); In Chanxi avenue interchange the sculpture reflects the theme of growing leaves (tree culture + photoelectric); at Xiebian interchange in Luocunthe sculpture exhibits the theme of seeds (tree culture + photoelectric).

Hou Yiqiang said this group of city sculptures also reflected the theme of " tree culture" and "dynamic Shishan". All the sculptures will be completed within this year.